Camp Head Counselor / Female (Music Conservatory) - Camp Hoblitzelle

Midlothian, TX 8060 Singleton Road 76065, 8060 Singleton Road, Midlothian, Texas, United States of America Req #29034
Thursday, December 14, 2023

Position Type: Seasonal full-time (Overnight Residential) 

About this opportunity: 

Embark on a leadership journey at Camp Hoblitzelle! In this pivotal role, you will take charge of supervising a dedicated group of camp counselors, ensuring they are well-prepared to deliver exceptional experiences for our campers. Your responsibilities extend to planning, coordinating, and directing the functions of the counseling team within the camping program, with a primary focus on maintaining the highest quality programs and prioritizing the safety of both counselors and campers throughout the camp duration. As part of our leadership team, you'll be a guiding force, providing mentorship and positive role modeling to counselors, creating a safe and nurturing environment for everyone involved. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the personal growth and development of counselors through constructive feedback, making a lasting impact on the camp community. If you're ready to lead and inspire, join us at Camp Hoblitzelle and be part of creating lasting memories! 


Key responsibilities: 


1. Supervision and Guidance: 

  • Provides guidance and positive role modeling to campers and staff, ensuring their safety and well-being. 
  • Plans, implements, and coordinates the daily schedule for Counselors to ensure appropriate coverage of campers at all times; confirms Counselors receive adequate break times according to daily schedule. 
  • Demonstrates Christian values and principles in all interactions, serving as a positive example for staff and campers. 
  • Demonstrates effective camper behavior managementAssists counselors and utilizes appropriate communication and discipline techniques as trained, when required. 
  • Promotes and stimulates camp counselor and camper participation to enhance their overall camp experience. 


2. Camp Leadership: 

  • Oversees a group of counselors, assisting each counselor in adjusting to camp life. Analyzes the strengths and challenges of each Counselor and provides constructive feedback to each Counselor as a personal growth development opportunity. 
  • Enforces compliance with camp rules, safety, and health regulations within the camp. 
  • Maintains precise and current records and reports concerning attendance, development progress, and discipline. Reviews Counselors' submitted reports on attendance, development progress, and discipline, offering a condensed summary of events to the Camp Director(s). Immediately brings significant issues to the attention of the Camp Director for prompt resolution. 
  • Sits with cabin tables during meals. Maintains a positive, relaxed atmosphere during mealtimes, encouraging conversation and camaraderie among staff and campers. 


3. Camp Community Engagement: 


  • Actively promotes and embodies the values of Camp Hoblitzelle's summer camp program, fostering an environment that aligns with the camp's mission and principles. Encourages campers to embrace and embody these values throughout their camp experience. [Check out for a detailed understanding of our camp's values.] 
  • Participates enthusiastically as a leadership team member, to deliver and supervise all-camp activities, evening programs, and special events. 
  • Integrates faith into daily activities, contributing to the spiritual growth and development of staff and campers within the Christian camp community. 


4. Program & Activities Assistance: 

  • Assists counselors with planning quality program activities and other assigned tasks, collaborating closely with camp program, instructional staff, and other team members. 
  • Promotes quality of programs and safety of campers at all times in cooperation with camp rules and regulations. 
  • Engages in essential ministry duties, including sharing approved devotional content, participating in prayer sessions with campers, and participating in camp worship times. 


5. Safety and Security: 

  • Ensures the accountability, security, and safety of campers during all camp activities. 
  • Anticipates safety hazards and initiates contact with supervisors to ensure issues are resolved promptly and accurately, following camp procedures. 
  • Conduct nightly cabin checks to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all campers fostering a secure and welcoming atmosphere where every camper can thrive. 
  • Supervises cabin clean-up and work details, ensuring a safe, clean, and organized camp environment. 


What we are looking for in you: 

  • Must be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate and some college preferred.
  • A heart for others and a mind towards Christ.
  • Should be self-motivated and teachable.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective mentor relationships with peers, those in supervision and campers.
  • Prior knowledge and skills training in Child Education, Children’s Ministry, Outdoor/Sports Education or similar field is recommended but not required.
  • A willingness to abide by Camp Hoblitzelle’s doctrinal statementand policies.
  • CPR & First Aid Certified or capable of passing qualification (Cert. opportunities provided during Staff Training week.) 


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: 

Some physical requirements of the Camp Head Counselor position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate activities are required. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering a program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions. 

Employee Benefits 

  • Experience & Growth – gain exposure in an exciting educational setting that blends fun with hands-on skill development. Cultivate resilience, fuel personal growth, and lay the foundation for success in any career path.
  • Positive Impact – influence others through positive interactions and exemplify Christ in words and actions.
  • Community – A place to belong. Make connections, friendships and experience community that can last lifetime.
  • Approachable leadership team - Always available to encourage you, challenge you, or help you discuss camp issues.
  • Time to Rest – 24 hours off per week.
  • Competitive Pay – with food & housing included
  • And More! 

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Why work for us? 

The Salvation Army offers a broad range of career opportunities, particularly targeted toward those motivated by our mission, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. 

The Salvation Army strives to do the “Most Good” for its employees by offering a greater sense of purpose in the work performed, by training and mentoring employees and by offering competitive compensation and benefit plansWhether employed as a truck driver, administrative support team member or the director of a program, our employees understand at the core of their work is the opportunity to be an integral part of an organization that is Doing the Most Good. 

Additional Information: 

All employees recognize The Salvation Army is a church and agree they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission. 

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  • Application Submittal Period December 14, 2023 – May 3, 2024

Leadership (Head) Staff Orientation will be held 05/30/2024 - 06/02/2024 and participation is required. 

Camp Staff Orientation will be held 06/03/2024 – 06/09/2024 and participation is required.  The 2024 Summer Camp Program will be held 06/10/2024 through 07/14/2024.  If you are unable to work the entire season, please let us know on your application.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled 


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Other details

  • Job Family TX-TEMPNE
  • Job Function Camp
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Midlothian, TX 8060 Singleton Road 76065, 8060 Singleton Road, Midlothian, Texas, United States of America